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Digestion and absorption of nutrients
What happens to food once we have eaten it?

To allow the body to use the nutrients in food for energy, growth, repair and
maintenance, the food must be broken down or digested.
Digestive process
MOUTH ­ tongue pushes food around, teeth bite,
tear and…

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WATER aids digestion by helping to get rid of waste products from the large
intestine, to prevent constipation and to filter impurities from the kidneys by the
production of urine.


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